Tag Archives: grad school

I love chemistry. But how do I LOVE CHEMISTRY!!!!(?)

I’m at the point in my college experience when I’ve applied to, been accepted to, and visited some great graduate schools, and now I have just two weeks to decide where I may spend the next 4.5 – 6 years … Continue reading

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So I look pretty damn good on paper

The call came on Saturday, shortly after noon and completely unexpected. At first I thought it was my mother checking up on me as I was supposed to return to Ithaca that afternoon, but the number was unfamiliar. “Hello?” I … Continue reading

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More than just immediate gratification

Today was a rough day for me. Not just because of specific events that transpired, but because what happened provoked me to do some deep introspective thinking, and led me to realize that my current attitude and habits may not … Continue reading

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Not real people yet

One common complaint I often hear about grad school/med school/law school is that you don’t get out of school until your late twenties, and that you don’t get to start ‘real life’ until your thirties. And thirty years seems like … Continue reading

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When did I become illiterate?

I share with you three stories illustrating my apparent illiteracy: One Thursday evening, despite initial plans of drinking, two friends (two Mikes!) and I ended up walking from Collegetown to Baker Lab (strange how that just happens to us chem … Continue reading

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When I grow up I want to be a student

I was talking to a friend over lunch today and he told me that he had recently decided to go on to graduate school instead of doing a one-year MEng program. Why? Because he wasn’t ready to graduate and have … Continue reading

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